The First Family of Soul: The Best of The Five Stairsteps
Label: Buddha Records
Simply by checking the ratio ofbig afros to band members, this record equals pure soul brilliance. It doesn't hurt that the songs are airtight Chicago soul produced (sometimes even written) by Curtis Mayfield. If you're a fan of the breezy, solid grooves of the Chi-Lites or the Impressions, you need to know these tracks. "Ooh Child" is basically faultless.